For those of you that don’t know, my Mountain Man’s birthday is St. Patrick’s Day. And for his special day, he decided he wanted to spend the day climbing. With me. I’m pretty terrible at bouldering – like so bad that it isn’t even fun. So I went into this day telling myself I just have to suck it up and pretend to have fun for one day and then I won’t have to climb again until next year. Spoiler alert: By the end of the day I was HOOKED!
Hiking the Sugarloaf Mountain Trail
When my oldest friend and her husband came to visit us for the weekend, it was a no-brainer that we had to squeeze in a hike! We had pretty exciting plans for the afternoon, so when looking for a short and sweet hike somewhere between Boulder and Nederland, but that might still offer some great Colorado views, we decided on Sugarloaf Mountain.
Last night we attended the third night of the Banff Mountain Film Festival Tour at the historic Paramount Theater in Denver. I didn’t really know much about the festival until Colorado Mountain Club invited members to purchase tickets, so I wasn’t sure what to expect.
Presidents Day Weekend: when the ski resorts of Colorado are flooded by out-of-staters coming to spend their long weekend cautiously sliding down the snowy slopes. But for us, it was a 20-hour Wilderness First Aid and CPR Certification class, wrapped up with a winter hike up to Loch Lomen on Monday.
It has recently occurred to me that, though there have been many wanderings here in Colorado, I’ve been very negligent in telling you about them! So, today I’m sharing our experience on the Sourdough Trail in Indian Peaks Wilderness! This was my first snow hike in Colorado! A mountain forest in the winter is nothing short of majestic… the clean bright snow contrasting against the rich pine trees is absolutely stunning. And I love how quiet and serene the forest becomes… it’s so easy to imagine little forest creatures cuddled up together in their burrows… napping the day away beneath the blanket of snow. Continue reading “Hiking the Sourdough Trail in the Snow”
Yoga with animals: the most recent way western civilization is ruining the sacred ancient practice? Well, yeah, but also, maybe not.
It’s hard for me to believe that I started my brief hiatus almost two months ago. It’s been a whirlwind of fun times and moving and exploring our new home and I can’t believe I let this much time go by before picking up where we left off.
So, let’s quickly catch up on the past few months and I’ll briefly touch on what’s to come in the immediate future!
… in Colorado!
If you follow me on Snapchat, then you likely already know since I documented the whole house-hunting trip this past weekend. But if you don’t, we’re moving to Colorado in July! Boulder, to be exact. Continue reading “The Gypsy Saga Continues…”
AKA, The Best Day of My Life.
In honor of today being the anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts, a solemn day of remembrance for us Potter fans, I decided to lighten the mood by sharing with you one of the best days of my life. That day was the day I went to Hogwarts and Hashbrowns: A Wizardly Drag Brunch. Some genius decided to combine three of my favorite things: brunch, drag queens, and Harry Potter. How do we nominate this person for an award? Continue reading “Hogwarts and Hashbrowns: A Wizardly Drag Brunch”